Photo by Nebraska Tourism


The community of Dawes City formed in 1885. When the railroad arrived but stayed north of the White River, the town of Earth Lodge formed. Buildings were moved to the new town, and it later became Whitney. Old Fort Useless was built nine miles from town to protect white settlers from hostile Indians but was never used. Aunt Myrna’s Cabin is a popular bed and breakfast five miles south of Whitney. (308) 665-2343.

Photo by Aunt Myrna's Cabin